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Beck performs sheet music album with star guests

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Jul 08, 2013 | 4:12am EDT

Singer/songwriter Beck brought his innovative sheet music album to life on stage in London last week (ends07Jul13) with help from stars including Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and rockers Franz Ferdinand. The Loser hitmaker released his latest record, 2012's Song Reader, only in sheet format, with the album package including instructions so fans could play the tracks themselves. He played the album on stage in London on Thursday (04Jul13) and enlisted a number of famous friends to interpret his music. Beck performed at London's Barbican centre with Cocker and Franz Ferdinand, as well as Beth Orton, Charlotte Gainsbourg and The Guillemots, and all the guest stars gave the album's tracks their own spin. The concert was preceded by a special Song Reader exhibition at the Barbican which featured artwork and a presentation of the best amateur interpretations of the album.

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